Our Summer Reading Plan

♦ eschew aschemiolatry™ ~ cultivate literacy ~ habituate leisure ♦

~ sustain the imagination ~ frolic in fiction ~

Read with us, even if you can’t join us for meetings!

SummerReadingMay & June: Manalive

July (& maybe August): The Napoleon of Notting Hill

Late Summer / Fall 2014:  The Club of Queer Trades

*T.Bertonneau’s coined word


June Gathering, Leisure & Dalliance

10907924Dearest Chestertonians of the Capital Region,

A hearty thanks to all who made the trek south on May 1st, Our Lady’s month, to test out a new, alternate location in Coxackie in honor of stalwart Bob G.  The management of Pegasus Restaurant were gracious hosts.  We also thank Bob for arranging the affair, and commend Larry for winning the farthest-distance-traveled award (fueled by blowpops).

After a dark, snowy, everlasting winter – fittingly passed by reading The Everlasting Man – spring is finally upon us.  With this hopeful season, we usher in a spell of light-heartedness by way of Chesterton’s fiction, a sometimes overlooked portion of our muse’s inexhaustible repertoire.  Nota bene:

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” ~ GKC

For our June meeting, we will read and discuss the second half of the rollicking novel, Manalive, and shall return to our familiar and cozy home of Smith’s of Cohoes on Thursday, June 5th.

Looking ahead, we also wish to make a plug for this summer’s 33rd Annual Chesterton Conference, whose theme is ‘The Democracy of the Dead’conference-1024x278Click the image above for registration (June 30th deadline or when they hit maximum capacity, whichever comes first!), conference schedule and list of speakers, accommodations.  Remember that members of the American Chesterton Society receive a discount on conference registration, in addition to savings on any ACS store purchases.

Stay tuned for reading selection updates and other miscellanea.  Cheers!